Denver Nuggets Team Report – December 7
=== Denver Nuggets Team Report – December 7 ===
(Sports Network) – Andre Miller scored a season-high 29 points, dished out
seven assists and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Denver Nuggets to a
115-102 win over the Orlando Magic at the Pepsi Center.
Carmelo Anthony added 28 points for the Nuggets, who have won two straight,
four of five and eight of 10. Kenyon Martin tallied 23 points and 12 boards as
Denver ended a four-game homestand 3-1.
The Nuggets took control in the first half, bridging the first and second
quarters with an 11-2 run to take a 37-23 lead. Nene completed a three-point
play and Earl Boykins drained a technical free throw 58 seconds into the
second to cap the run.
Later in the stanza, Denver went on a 13-3 run to extend the lead to 59-37.
Miller’s basket with 2:12 left in the half ended the burst and the Nuggets
would cruise into the break with a 68-46 cushion.
Orlando would have trouble getting the deficit down to single figures the rest
of the way. Denver held an 88-74 lead after three quarters and the Magic would
get only as close as 11 a number of times in the fourth.
However, all the news was not good, as Marcus Camby left the game in the third
quarter with a bruised left knee. He is expected to play, though, on Wednesday
The Nuggets start a seven-game road trip at the MCI Center on Wednesday.